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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2016
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Ann Marie Cumming
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NAB to Explore Next Gen TV in New Webinar

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- PILOT, the technology division of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will produce and host “Authoring Our Future: Developing Applications for Next Gen TV,” a live webinar that explores the capabilities of the new broadcast transmission standard. The webinar will take place Wednesday, June 1 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Building on PILOT’s Next Gen TV Home Gateway demonstration at the 2016 NAB Show, “Authoring Our Future: Developing Applications for Next Gen TV” will explore how broadcasters can efficiently develop customized services to meet audience-specific consumption needs. Participants will gain an understanding of the workflows and processes involved with Next Gen TV.

“Next Gen TV is not just about linear video and audio,” said NAB Chief Technology Officer Sam Matheny. “It is the combination of broadcast and broadband. This webinar focuses on how through the use of HTML5 applications and downloadable content, broadcasters can create new ways to entertain and inform.”

NAB Director of Technology Education and Outreach Brian Savoie will provide introductory remarks. Panelists include:

Will Law, Chief Architect, Media Engineering, Akamai
Azita Manson, Principal/Founder, OpenZNet
So Vang, Vice President, Advanced Technology, NAB

Click here to register for the webinar, which is free for NAB members and $99 for non-members. News media interested in accessing the webinar may contact Dan Lemle.

Additional NAB webcasts are available here.

About PILOT
PILOT, formerly NAB Labs, is a coalition of innovators, educators and advocates dedicated to advancing broadcast technology and cultivating new media opportunities. PILOT propels broadcast television and radio into the future. It provides a platform for innovation, an engine for incubation, a venue for testing new technologies and a forum for broadcaster education. Learn more at www.nabpilot.org.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.